Cracks in your interior basement walls are a possible symptom of foundation problems that may require repair, but not necessarily.
Some basement wall cracks occur simply due to concrete shrinkage from when the home was built. If these cracks aren’t leaking or getting larger, then most likely there’s no issue to be concerned about.
If the crack is large or the basement wall is bulging and/or bowing, this could be a symptom of a different issue. And may require a professional to take a look to see what the cause of the crack is.
Here are a few things to look at to try to understand the problem:
Two possible causes of cracks in interior walls are uneven settling of the soil beneath the foundation and hydrostatic pressure from wet soil standing against the outside foundation wall.
If you think your foundation is suffering from one of these reasons – or the wall crack is leaking – call us and we’ll have one of our highly trained and certified foundation specialists out for a free inspection and price quote. Our specialists will help you to understand what is causing your foundation wall cracks and design a custom solution to address your problem.
As water is generally a culprit to a wall crack issue, here are a few quick tips that will help:
Contact your nearest ‘58 Foundations’ dealer to learn more about our foundation repair solutions and to schedule for a free inspection.
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